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Marcel Marceau (Marcel Mangel) was born on 22 March, 1923 in Strasbourg, France, is a French actor. Discover Marcel Marceau's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Marcel Marceau networth?

Popular As Marcel Mangel
Occupation actor,writer,miscellaneous
Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 22 March 1923
Birthday 22 March
Birthplace Strasbourg, France
Date of death September 22, 2007
Died Place Cahors, France
Nationality France

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Marcel Marceau Height, Weight & Measurements

At 84 years old, Marcel Marceau height is 5' 9" (1.75 m) .

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Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Weight Not Available
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Who Is Marcel Marceau's Wife?

His wife is Anne Sicco (m. 1975–2007), Huguette Mallette (m. ?–1958)

Parents Not Available
Wife Anne Sicco (m. 1975–2007), Huguette Mallette (m. ?–1958)
Sibling Not Available
Children Aurélia Marceau, Michel Marceau, Camille Marceau, Baptiste Marceau

Marcel Marceau Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Marcel Marceau worth at the age of 84 years old? Marcel Marceau’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from France. We have estimated Marcel Marceau's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
House Not Available
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Source of Income Actor

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Interred in Père Lachaisse Cemetery in Paris (2007).


Spoke in an interview for the documentary Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003).


In 2002 he was UN Goodwill Ambassador at the international conference on aging in Madrid. His "art of silence" filled a remarkable acting career that lasted over 60 years. He was an actor, director, teacher, interpreter, and public figure, and made extensive tours in countries on five continents. Outside of his mime profession, Marcel Marceau was a multilingual speaker and a great communicator, who surprised many with his flowing speeches in several languages. In his later years he was living on a farm at Cahors, near Toulouse, France. He continued his routine practice daily to keep himself in good form, never losing the agility that made him famous. He also continued coaching his numerous students.


His later performances in 2000-2001 received great acclaim.


New York City declared 18 March the Marcel Marceau Day (1999).


He was made "Officer de la Legion d'Honneur" (1978) and "Grand Officer de la Legion d'Honneur" (1998), and was awarded the National Order of Merit (1998). He won the Emmy Award for his work on television, and was elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin, the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, the Academie des beaux-arts France and the Institut de France, and was declared "National treasure" in Japan.


Marceau played several silent film roles and only one with a speaking part, as himself, speaking the single word "Non" in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie (1976).


In 1959, Marcel Marceau established his own school in Paris, and later the Marceau Foundation to promote the art of pantomime in the United States.


In the early 1950s, he was virtually unknown in his native France (which has a strong mime tradition). Laurel & Hardy were doing a world tour and, while they were playing Paris, someone tipped them off that Marceau was doing incredible mime in an insignificant suburban theatre. They went to see him and, a few days later, instead of doing the second half of their regular show after the interval, Stan introduced Marceau and, more or less, scolded the audience for ignoring such a talent... and then Laurel & Hardy walked offstage and gave the second half of their show to Marceau.


In 1949 he created his own company and toured around the world. Marcel Marceau shone in a range of characters, from an innocent child, to a peevish waiter, to a lion tamer, to an old woman, and became acknowledged as one of the world's finest mimes. In just a couple of minutes, he could show a metamorphosis of an entire human life from birth to death. Through his alter ego, Bip, he played out the human comedy without uttering a word. His classic silent works such as The Cage, Walking Against the Wind, The Mask Maker, In The Park, and satires on artists, sculptors, matadors, has been described as works of genius. For many years Marceau's 'Compagnie de Mime Marcel Marceau', also known as 'Compagnie de Mimodrame', was the only company of pantomime in the world.


In 1947, blending the 19th century harlequin with the gestures of Chaplin and Keaton, Marceau created his most famous mime character, Bip, a white-faced clown with a tall, battered hat and a red flower.


After the war, in 1946, he enrolled as a student in Charles Dullin's School of Dramatic Art at the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre in Paris. There his teacher was Etienne Decroux, whose other apprentice Jean-Louis Barrault hired Marcel Marceau, and cast him in the role as Arlequin. His biggest inspirations were Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Marx Brothers.


His father was deported to Auschwitz, where he was killed in 1944. Both Marceau and his brother, Alain, were in the French underground, helping children to escape to safety in neutral Switzerland. Then Marceau served as interpreter for the Free French Forces under General Charles de Gaulle, acting as liaison officer with the allied armies. Marcel Marceau gave his first big public performance to 3000 troops after liberation of Paris in August of 1944.


Marcel Marceau was the legendary mime, who survived the Nazi occupation, and saved many children in WWII. He was regarded for his peerless style pantomime, moving audiences without uttering a single word, and was known to the World as a "master of silence. "He was born Marcel Mangel on March 22, 1923, in Strasbourg, Alsace, France, and was brought up in Strasbourg and Lille. There he was introduced to music and theatre by his father, Charles Mangel, a kosher butcher, who also sang baritone and was a supporter of arts and music. His mother, Anne Mangel (née Werzberg), was a native Alsatian, and the family was bilingual. At the age of 5, his mother took Marcel to a Charlie Chaplin's movie, and he was entranced and decided to become a mime. Young Marcel was also fond of art and literature, he studied English in addition to his French and German, and became trilingual. At the beginning of the Second World War, he had to hide his Jewish origin and changed his name to Marceau, when his Jewish family was forced to flee their home.